Who has the plan for community safety?
Who has the plan for community policing?
- A poll conducted in January for ABmunis by Janet Brown Opinion Research showed that 61% of Albertans feel that crime is increasing in their part of the province.
- Changing to a provincial police force will result in the forfeiture of approximately $180 million in annual federal funding to the province. That means Alberta taxpayers will have to pay the difference or residents will see a reduction in other provincial services to cover the shortfall.
- Each political party’s plans for policing Alberta’s communities should be made clear so voters can have a say in how their communities are policed. Our poll showed that 85% of Albertans want to be able to vote on any decision related to a provincial police service.
- The poll also showed that 67% of Albertans feel replacing the RCMP with a provincial police service will not reduce crime.
Before you vote in this election, you need to know which political party has the right plan for keeping your local community safe.
Who has the plan for improvements to Alberta’s justice system?
- Communities are seeing cutbacks, resulting in a revolving door repeat-offenders.
- Our poll showed that 65% of Albertans believe that investing more in our justice system will stop the revolving-door of repeat offenders.
Before you vote in this election, you need to know which party has the right plan for your community. Which party's plan will prevent repeat offenders from being released without adequate sentencing or correct and effective process.
Who has the plan for the marginalized and disadvantaged?
- It’s well known that mental health challenges and addictions cause homelessness, and combined they are a major contributor to criminal activity.
- The pandemic has exacerbated the mental health challenges of large portions of our population.
- The lack of funding for affordable housing programs by the provincial government has exacerbated the issue.
- Our poll showed that 66% of Albertans feel crime would be reduced if more were invested in supports for people suffering with mental health issues, addiction, homelessness, and poverty.
Before you vote in this election, you need to know who has the best plan to address the need for mental health supports, addiction supports, and adequate and affordable housing in your local community.
Download and read the backgrounder & supporting information:
Backgrounder - Community Safety
Public Safety & Policing Survey Report
February 2023 - News Release - New survey shows few Albertans support creation of Alberta Police Service
Who has the plan... ?
to engage meaningfully with municipalities & frontline workers to find solutions to these complex problems?
to clearly commit to follow-up with the needed investments & actions?
to provide transparent data so Albertans can judge the results?